The Crescendo Integrated Amplifier is an appliance which can deliver 50W on a 8Ohm load with a THD+N of less then 0.05% and 80W on a 4Ohm load with a THD+N of less then 0.05%. So the ratio of the 8Ohm and 4Ohm power is extremely good, if not absolutely astonishing for an item in this price range! What’s more, the additional characteristics of the unit not only make it a real benchmark in its class but a whole lot more because it is, in reality, a “true high end” integrated amplifier! The SNR is more than 100dB and the band-width more than 150KHz. We haven’t just tried to reach good electrical stats, but, in line with the Audio Analogue philosophy, we have also worked attentively on the sound, which has been perfectly tuned to the Crescendo CD Player.
The Crescendo Integrated Amplifier has also been designed to be really very versatile:
• It has 5 Line Inputs and a frontal input to be connected to a MP3 Player Line Output, such as an iPod, it also has a REC Out and a Phone Out.
• The LINE Input 5 can be configured in By-Pass mode to easily place the Crescendo INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER in an audio video system (Click Here for details), in such a configuration the Crescendo INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER can drive the front loudspeaker, which can easily be shared between the Stereo-System and the Audio/Video-System increasing also the overall Audio/Video audio quality.
• The possibility to choose the volume scale steps to match the steps to the loudspeakers’ sensibility (Click Here for details). 4 different scales are available, 3 of which have been designed for different loudspeaker sensitivity and the last with 79 steps, 1dB each, for the most precise scale of all, if required.
• The balance function.
• Crescendo IA has a Trigger-In input by which it can be switched on by the Crescendo CD Player or by the Crescendo Tuner/USBDAC.